How we make a difference

Keeping employees close to home. Lending needed support to local oncologists. It all makes a world of difference.

AccessHope’s Impact

AccessHope takes great pride in making a real and tangible difference for employees as they deal with cancer. Our data demonstrate a measurable impact across the board.

Influence: 80%

AccessHope influences the course of treatment in more than 80% of cancer cases in which we are asked to contribute. Our specialists and their expertise are nudging a majority of employees and their physicians toward more suitable treatments.

2,000,000 Lives

The number of lives AccessHope stands ready to help continues to grow. We have now partnered with 34 unique employers to cover nearly two million lives.

Net Promoter Score: 85

AccessHope’s Cancer Support Team's Net Promoter Score is 85. Compared to a healthcare industry average score of 5-15, AccessHope is excelling at providing insightful, helpful information to employees, their families and caregivers.

3:1 ROI

AccessHope is delivering from a financial standpoint. Employer partners who have our Accountable Precision Oncology service are realizing a return on investment of 3:1.

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Cancer Care Is Expensive

Cancer generally is in the top three diagnostic categories for employers, driving a significant portion of medical spending. A mismatch in the treatment plan may lead to suboptimal care that increases costs without improving outcomes. AccessHope helps advise on optimal treatment plans from the start, ensuring money is well spent.

Meet our team

These are the faces of the people who
make AccessHope what it is.

Mark
Stadler

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Mark drives the overall strategy and direction of AccessHope. His prior leadership experience includes successes with BridgeHealth, HealthSmart Holdings, Inc., Aon Hewitt, Great-West Healthcare, UnitedHealthcare and more.

Jonathan
Smith

Chief Commercial Officer

Jonathan creates a strong customer and consultant experience as CCO.  His history in the healthcare consulting, brokerage, and health plan industries includes significant leadership experience with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and Willis Towers Watson.

Joseph
Alvernas, M.D.

VP, Executive Clinical Director | AccessHope; VP, Government Affairs and Senior Medical Director for Employer Strategy, Clinical Professor, Hematology/HCT | City of Hope

Dr. Alvarnas serves as Vice President, Executive Clinical Director at AccessHope. He served previously as Director of Value Based Analytics and Director of Clinical Quality for the City of Hope Alpha Stem Cell Clinic. His patients praise him for his bedside manner, and he continues to speak passionately about issues like healthy living and preventive care as key weapons against cancer.

Jack
West, M.D.

Executive Medical Director | AccessHope; Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research | City of Hope

Dr. West is an Associate Clinical Professor in Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research at City of Hope and serves as Executive Medical Director of AccessHope. He is dedicated to finding innovative approaches to delivering sub-specialist expertise, using tools such as remote case reviews and telemedicine consultations.

Justin
Swant

SVP Product Development and Innovation

Justin drives product strategy, product management, design and user experience for AccessHope’s suite of services. His healthcare experience includes strategic roles with Aetna and Cigna as well as success at Deloitte Consulting and more.

Julie
Larson

VP, Client Excellence

Julie is focused on producing long-term and highly satisfied customer partnerships as VP of Client Excellence. Her previous experiences include VP and COO roles at Magellan Health and success at ValueOptions.

Sue
Willette

SVP Channel Strategy

Sue leverages her 30+ years in the healthcare industry to drive business growth for AccessHope’s cancer support services program. Her experience includes executive consulting roles with Aon and Mercer, as well as a successful role at StayWell.

Melissa
Gilkerson

Executive Director, Marketing & Communications

Melissa drives the AccessHope brand and marketing strategy and oversees member engagement. Her 20 years of experience include successive leadership roles with StayWell as well as positions with Willis Towers Watson and RBC Capital Markets.

Rob
Parsley

RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Clinical Operations

Rob drives the day-to-day success of clinical operations and delivery of clinical services. His experience includes operations leadership at Optum as well as Facility CEO at Surgicare of Hawaii. Rob also served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.

Abhishek
Kumar

Director, Information Technology

Abhishek is responsible for the management, strategy and operations of IT infrastructure and oversees the IT Strategy and Information Security Program. His experience includes success with Johns Hopkins, City Of Hope and Johnson & Johnson.

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